7 patient evaluations for Nifedipine

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dhaniboi
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dhaniboi
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46y
  • Duration: 43 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
this week
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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May 11, 2017 (Started May 02, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Hiccups (hiccoughs) when starting to eat/drink)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Soreness in lower legs and feet, Seizures, Cluster seizures, Shortness of breath (dyspnea), Headaches in morning, Tachycardia (fast heart rate), Heartburn, Facial flushing, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Feeling hot, Sensitivity to hot/spicy foods, Nervousness, Flushing, Excitability, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: increased my pulse and BP, supposed to be opposite I hate this crap.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 8, 2017 (Started May 02, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Hiccups (hiccoughs) when starting to eat/drink)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Soreness in lower legs and feet, Seizures, Cluster seizures, Shortness of breath (dyspnea), Headaches in morning, Tachycardia (fast heart rate), Heartburn, Facial flushing, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Feeling hot, Sensitivity to hot/spicy foods, Nervousness, Flushing, Excitability, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 6, 2017 (Started May 02, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Hiccups (hiccoughs) when starting to eat/drink)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Soreness in lower legs and feet, Seizures, Cluster seizures, Shortness of breath (dyspnea), Headaches in morning, Tachycardia (fast heart rate), Heartburn, Facial flushing, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Feeling hot, Sensitivity to hot/spicy foods, Nervousness, Flushing, Excitability, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: I hate this stuff. Stopped throwing up but still at 50-70 hiccups a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 3, 2017 (Started May 02, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hiccups (hiccoughs) when starting to eat/drink)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Soreness in lower legs and feet, Shortness of breath (dyspnea), Headaches in morning, Tachycardia (fast heart rate), Heartburn, Facial flushing, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Feeling hot, Sensitivity to hot/spicy foods, Nervousness, Flushing, Excitability, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Not fond of Nifedipine. Only the second day of taking it. It causes Dizziness, Headache, feeling weak& feeling excitable. I got nervouss when the pharmacist said he has never heard of it perscribed for hiccups. Hiccups have only happen twice today. Hope it works fast. I really dislike this crap so far. I get cold easily, but not now. because my vein are constricted a lot. I took my Blood pressure 20 minutes after taking it was 107/75, 2 hours after it was 121/81, lower systolic both times.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 2, 2017 (Started May 02, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Hiccups (hiccoughs) when starting to eat/drink)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Soreness in lower legs and feet, Headaches in morning, Tachycardia (fast heart rate), Heartburn, Facial flushing, Generalized weakness (asthenia), Feeling hot, Nervousness, Flushing, Excitability, Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Was origionally perscribed chlorpromazine which has helped well in the past. It was no longer on my insurances formulary. This is only 1 of 2 that could have similar effects. Even though chlorpromazine is the only medication approved by the FDA for chronic hiccups.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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LapisLee
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LapisLee
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 58
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Chronic Kidney Disease

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Apr 5, 2013 (Started Mar 05, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
jiencar
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jiencar
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 4, 2011 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
jim0425
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jim0425
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
71 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 18, 2010 (Started May 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: VA replaced Nifedipine with Amlodipine Besylate
Cost: < $25 monthly

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kmgeorge
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kmgeorge
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 31y
  • Organ: Kidney(3)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 28y Transplanted
  2. Kidney : 27y Transplanted
  3. Kidney : 7y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Mar 31, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
butterflye
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butterflye
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jul 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HighBlood Pressure)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would advice anyone taking this medication or any medication for high blood pressure to stay on their medication unless you have an adverse reaction to it. Don't stop unless you have been advised by your physician.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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natatazz
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natatazz
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F39y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 11, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Headaches, Dizziness, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take on time everyday
Side effects: Dizziness, Headaches, Fatigue, Headaches

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